About Me and What I believe
WHAT I BELIEVE
I empower you to learn how to better understand your dog’s needs and how to communicate in a way they understand.
My desire is to raise the standards in dog training through a commitment of utilizing scientific training methods, fear-free, & reward-based training.
I understand that there is not a one size fits all approach to training. I am a strong proponent of tailoring training goals to your dog’s unique temperament, personality, and energy level. I will treat your dog like my own; with respect, kindness, & patience. My dedication to their success and well-being is a top priority.
Dr. Rhonda Hamerslough is the owner and trainer at Think Pawsitively Dog Behavior, Training, & Consulting. Her wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion lies in dog behavior and solving troublesome challenges for all dog lovers.
With a long background in education, psychology, and behavior, Rhonda is an expert in communicating with her clients and their dogs. Utilizing evidence-based information and fear-free methods, she persistently works to break down barriers that prevent people from obtaining a mutually enjoyable relationship with their dogs.
Rhonda is certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA) and is recognized as a Fear Free Certified Professional by completing the Fear Free Animal Trainer Certification Program. She is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator through the AKC and is a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and The American Kennel Club. She believes that learning should never stop. She is currently a student at the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy.
Rhonda has a passion for helping those who can’t help themselves through volunteer deployment with the ASPCA and HSUS. In her spare time, Rhonda can be found hiking with her husband and beloved rescue dog Digger, in the beautiful Mountains of Missoula Montana.